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I am a make-up artist for Dior. I have a degree from UC Davis in History, emphasizing Africa. I studied conflict in Africa (the one that occurs near the "Great Lakes" region, in particular) and its historical foundation. For fun, I go to my parents house in Galt, shopping, or to SF. My hobbies include needlework, painting, stained glass, and whatever else craft I happen to be into at the moment. I enjoy gambling quite a bit but take it way too seriously to have it just as a "hobby." My favorite cookbook is the red binder my Mom gave me, but I do like "Vegetarian cooking for everyone." I love this book, She should rename it, "Vegetarian cooking for people that prefer to eat meat." Oh, pet peeves. I have many. I'm known for my pet peeves: People who make judgments on subjects they're not fully aware of rather than just remaining neutral (as they should!), snoring, weird table manners, inability to admit when one is wrong (even when it is one's self who is wrong,) and I can go on but I will stop. Finally, I hate eating food that's gross. My friends and my roommate find it remarkable that I opt not to eat at all rather than settle for gross food. That's what happens when you grow up with a great cook in the house. Actually, both of my parents are naturally inclined as cooks. But I don't tell my Dad this because it feeds his ego. Mom's still a better cook than him anyway.